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Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peony flowers above band of petal panels. Four fish swimming around the interior cavetto and a single fish in water weeds in a roundel in the centre.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 106 millimetres
- Diameter: 212 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming c. 1600Room 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl with flower and fish designs
Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600-1620
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. Margaret Medley 1976 records: From the Winkworth and Russell Collections (S. D. Winkworth JM); and notes 'A similar bowl was known as the Trenchard bowl'. PDF card: Winkworth and Russell Collection
Porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of scrolling peony flowers above band of petal panels. Four fish swimming around the inside cavetto and a single fish in water weeds in a roundel in the centre.
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